Pool and Parking Lot to Be Closed Sunday for Fireworks Safety

patton park pool complete hamilton1-800x430The Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be closed on Sunday, June 25 during the Community Block Party and Two Town Patriotic Celebration.

The pool is in the safety setback area required when the fireworks are being set up, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Also, anyone headed to the event, which starts at 4 p.m., is reminded that parking won’t be allowed in the pool parking lot at Patton Park off Route 1A (Bay Road) and also won’t be allowed on the dirt road along the side of the park near the railroad tracks.

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Pool Memberships Now For Sale Online Too

pool-newPool membership registrations are now being accepted online, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Anyone who buys a membership online for the Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will need to make arrangements to pick up the pool pass at the Recreation Department office. Pool passes will not be mailed. Pool memberships are only available to residents of Hamilton and Wenham.

Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.

Each person in the membership will receive a pass that will be scanned in at the pool at each your visit. Guest passes are also now available for sale and can be purchased online or at the Rec office.

Anyone with problems registering online can call the Rec office at 978-468-2178.

Swim team registration is also open and is available online. There is a discounted rate for swim team members who are part of a pool membership.

Registration for swim lessons are also available online.  Swim lessons and the swim team are both available to non-residents.

Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership. The pool is scheduled to open on June 10.

Rec Department Adds Extra Hours to Take Pool Registrations

pool-newThe Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department will have extended hours during the next two weeks to take sign-ups for passes to the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park.

The extended hours start on Election Day on Thursday, April 6, when the Rec office (which is right next to the polling spot) will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The additional hours continue on Saturday, April 8 when the Rec office will be open from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Next week, there will be extra hours on Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13, when the Rec office will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. each evening.

Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public library at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.

Already, Recreation Director Sean Timmons said that 70 memberships of all types have been sold, including family, youth, adult and senior memberships.

Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership.

The pool is scheduled to open on June 10 and will host swimming lessons and the Hurricanes swim team. Complete information about pool fee, hours, programs and other details is available on the town website.

Pool Open House Planned for Thursday Evening

veterans poolThe new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be on display during an open house on Thursday evening.

The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Committee invites everyone to take a look at the newly completed pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

The open house will provide residents a chance to visit the site and take a closer look at the pool, lifeguard offices, filtration room and bathhouse, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Timmons encourages residents to share word about the open houses with friends and neighbors.

Pool Survey Seeks Feedback on Usage, Opening Times for 2017

pool sketchThe Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is looking to hear from residents as it makes plan for the pool schedule and programs for the summer of 2017.

This week the decision was made to not open the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park this summer – mainly because of a staffing shortage – but the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is excited to start the scheduling and programming process for next summer.

As part of the process, the Recreation Department has created a short survey to provide them with information as they make preparation for summer 2017. Residents of both Hamilton and Wenham are encouraged to fill out the survey.

The survey asks respondents about how they plan to use the pool and the times they would want to use the pool, plus has an open-ended area for further comments.

 

Pool Construction to Finish Up This Week, Won’t Open This Summer

Patton Park pool plansConstruction of the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park is scheduled to be complete by this Friday, Aug. 26, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

After construction is done, there are inspections that will have to happen and several punch list items will be completed to close out the project, he said.

Even after it is complete, though, it will not be open for public swimming this summer because of timing, weather-related site constraints and significant staffing limitations.

“It really came down to a pretty significant staffing shortage,” Timmons said.

Timmons said that, while the pool won’t open this summer, the Recreation Department is starting the scheduling and programming process for the summer of 2017.

For anyone that wants to see the new pool, an open house is scheduled at the pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

Rec Department Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant

help wantedThe Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is seeking candidates for a part-time administrative assistant position.

The job is up to 20 hours per week, working under the direction of the Recreation Director, and includes routine clerical duties to support recreational programming and marketing.

The starting salary range is from $19.88 to $20.68 per hour, plus benefits. The position is Grade II in the Collective Bargaining Unit.

Candidates should have a strong knowledge of computer software and knowledge of office practices, written and oral communication skills and the ability to learn Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

The position will be open until filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Sean Timmons, Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department director, 16 Union St. Hamilton MA 01982 or email stimmons@hamiltonma.gov.

A complete job description with further details is available on the town of Hamilton website.